Our History

In 1990, the Australian government launched the ‘Decade of Landcare’ and thousands of groups were established around the country.

Landcare began in this region at Manilla in 1992. In 1998, the Manilla group extended to the Tamworth region and so, the Tamworth Manilla Landcare Association was formed and incorporated. This allowed for funding to flow to the many projects, partnerships and the sponsorships of smaller localised Landcare groups.

In 2010, the membership voted to change the name to the Tamworth Regional Landcare Association to better represent the geographical range.

The Tamworth Regional Landcare Association continues to aspire to grow the Landcare movement in the Tamworth Region through restoring and conserving biodiversity; engaging the community using environmental education; and promoting sustainability.

The Landcare ethic is expressed through people’s caring attitude and a desire to pass on our planet to the next generation in a healthier state than the way we find it today.

TRLA enables people to do something practical about protecting and restoring Australia’s unique environment contributing to the health, wealth and wellbeing of our nation.

TRLA is about protecting the land, and raising awareness of our impact on the environment, so that we can enjoy our precious natural resources for generations to come.

Our members often say that when you become part of Landcare, you’re not just joining a group, you’re becoming part of a family. The concept is so compatible with Australian culture it’s hard not to get involved! By becoming a TRLA member, you’ll be supporting our work, learning new skills, becoming part of the solution, and helping to make a difference for the future.


together we can make a difference

funding support

Did you know (TRLA) run an Annual Small Grants program for Landcare activities connected to the Tamworth region.

Volunteer Landcare and Grassroots Community groups can apply up to $2,500 for activities that meet an objective of TRLA’s strategic plan with eight successful projects being awarded funds from across the region.